John Paul II Crucifix Falls, Kills Man

    A tapestry featuring Pope John Paul II is seen in St. Peter's square at the Vatican, April 25, 2014. Pope Francis will canonize on April 27 the late Pope John Paul II, who reigned from 1978 to 2005, and Pope John XXIII, who was pontiff from 1958 to 1963 and called the Second Vatican Council, a landmark meeting that modernised the Church.    REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini   (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION) - RTR3MKC0

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    Just a few days before the former pontiff is expected to be canonized as a saint, a man was crushed to death when a giant crucifix dedicated to Pope John Paul II fell on him Thursday in Italy. The 98-foot wooden and concrete cross in the village of Cevo, near Brescia, was dedicated to the former pope in 1998 during a visit. In an even more bizarre twist, the man who died lived on a street named after Pope John XXIII, who is also slated to be canonized. Another man was taken to the hospital as a result of the accident. 

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